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2008-07-30 12:00:00

By Zachary K. Johnson, The Record, Stockton, Calif. Jul. 30--STOCKTON -- Without San Joaquin General Hospital, the cost to the county to provide medical care to its poor could more than double, according to a report from county Health Care Services. It costs the county about $35 million to meet its legal obligation for the medical care of indigents at the hospital, but that cost would range from $33 million to $70 million if the county had to pay someone else to provide medical care to...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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